Richard Haggerty has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, (HGAR) Inc. and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. in New York for the past 10 years. He also has a history of almost 35 years with the Association, which stretches from Manhattan through the lower Hudson Valley, and is comprised of more than 11,000 members.
Beginning his Association career as temporary employee in 1984, Richard rose through the ranks to become Director of Member Services, Deputy CEO and CEO in 2012. He has overseen three Association mergers, three MLS mergers, and is currently directly involved in the formation of a new regional MLS that will combine five Hudson Valley counties, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island.
Richard has been a speaker and instructor for the National Association of REALTORS, ® as well as numerous state and local REALTOR® Associations including the New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and the US Virgin Islands Associations of REALTORS®. He has served on many NYSAR committees as well as a four-year term on NAR’s Professional Standards Committee.
His community service work includes a current Board membership and past Chair of Community Capital New York, a not-for-profit alternative lender that provides funding for affordable housing projects, as well as small business loans throughout the New York Hudson Valley region.